Thanks for posting. Hilarious.
Bring on the viola jokes guys !
Still more variety than playing viola in a Philip Glass opera.
Or any other instrument for that matter …
well, maybe: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e/2e/c1/6e2ec199251952d60c09236e378553e5.jpg
Mine’s a cartoon, I don’t think it is possible to post pictures here. A concerned looking gentleman, instrument case in hand, is being given the results of his medical check-up.
Doctor: “I’m sorry Dave, you’re only as fit as a viola”.
Good one, DRO, ta…here Ya go: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/e4/f8/6c/e4f86cde21901f63b31c457e6bbd348d–humor-musical-music-humour.jpg
” How do you keep your violin from getting stolen? Put it in a viola case. ”
I’m not a musician, so I don’t know if it’s a old joke but there are many viola(and all other instruments) jokes on the site of mit.edu Viola Jokes.
Wonderful collection, i especially liked:
What’s the difference between a seamstress and a violist?
The seamstress tucks up the frills.
“Vivaldi composed the same concerto 400 times”, said Stravinsky at the time of the “Vivaldi revival” in the 50’s. One can say that it was a great concerto. Most of his music was composed or simply put together for use in one or in a few occasions, and not intended to be preserved, as the careless frivolity of that viola part. If we keep to the concertos and trios and sonatas that he published during his lifetime (op. 1-12, also “op. 13” that he probably did not approved), I think that every piece is simply wonderful.
In his contract with the Esterhazy court Haydn demanded that the orchestra employ viola players that could actually read music.
I hate this viola player
Is somebody here thinking that the cello part would be more interesting and rewarded than that ?
Good answer !
Vivaldi, the baroque Philip Glass hated music full stop. Pick one of his concertos, you’ve heard them all.
Indeed, he *hated* music so much that Johann Sebastian Bach looked up to him and to his concerti and used these as structural models for his own…
To be more precise, in current terms we can say that J.S. Bach has stealed from Vivaldi. 🙂
Funny! But in reality Vivaldi wrote many brilliant viola parts, especially in his contrapuntal concerti ripieni
As recently seen in Strad magazine:
“World renowned quartet seeks first and second Violins, including Cellist, for a 2018-19 international tour. (contact details below).”
And, apparently, this violist hates practicing.
fortunately for violists, it’s not necessary.
The second easiest job in show business.
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